'Gannet cam' sheds light on birds' behaviour

Researchers working on Grassholm island off the Pembrokeshire Coast have captured footage of what it's like to fly with the UK's largest seabird.

Scientists from The University of Exeter and the RSPB attached tiny cameras to gannets that nest on the island, in order to find out more about their behaviour.

In particular, they wanted to find out how much the birds rely on waste from trawlers, and how they interact with other birds away from their onshore colonies.

The research team, is led by Dr Steve Votier from Exeter University, who's been researching gannets on the island for the last 8 years.

Grassholm island is home to the fourth largest northern gannet colony in the world, with nearly 40,000 pairs breeding there.

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